The first Lasers 4 Ladies Event was held at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California on October 10, 2015. This event was inspired by the United Nations, who designated 2015 as the International Year of Light.
Future L4L Days are currently being planned, but dates have not been set. The information below is included for reference.
Who, When, and Where (L4L 2015)
Who: Our event is focused on showing and demonstrating - not just telling - why we love optics and photonics to middle and high school girls (5th - 12th grade). To name a few, activities on virtual reality, lasers, solar cells and optical fiber are planned. In addition to USC researchers and students, members of the engineering community from around Los Angeles are joining us and bringing a piece of the office with them. At the end of the day, students will leave with a "goodie-bag" of optics-themed items.
When: The event will go from 9:30am - 4pm on October 10th. However, given the hands-on nature of many of the activities, we are limiting the number of students who can start at any given time. Therefore, we are asking for students (or their parents) to register in advance for specific time slots. Based on the number of activities planned, we anticipate that it will take a student approximately 2-2.5hours to complete everything. Therefore, the last registration slot is 2pm. We will have a few additional slots for same-day registration.
Please note that registration and attendance is free. All donations are voluntary. They will either be used to support the cost of this event, or offset the costs of future events.
Where: The event is occuring at the University of Southern California, in the Epstein Family Plaza (also called the Engineering Quad). The closest parking structure is Parking Structure A (PSA). Links for: transportation directions and a campus map.
If you have any questions or concerns (or want to volunteer), please contact the event organizer: Prof. Andrea Armani, firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!